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Dine Out in SF Shared Spaces

Jeff Howard September 21, 2020

San Francisco is a city of resiliency, and our ability to adapt to the circumstances of 2020 shows why our beautiful home is one of the most coveted places to live in the world. The temporary closure of our many world-class restaurants, bars, grills, cafes, patisseries, and coffee shops was a gut-punch to our community and Trinity as neighbors, could not wait to have them back. Luckily, through the Shared Spaces program, San Francisco has found a way to safely allow the opening of outdoor seating across The City’s many diverse neighborhoods. Explore the map below and take a journey around each classic SF district to see where you can dine out in SF shared spaces.

Shared Spaces Map


It’s a great time to live just south of Market at Trinity Place with various different outdoor locales opening nearby. Just a short walking distance from 1188 Mission, 1190 Mission, and 33 8th, the Mint Plaza and Folsom Street have dining options, and another will open on Stevenson Street between 6th and 7th.

Civic Center

Well-known for its wide range of delicious yet reasonably priced cuisines, the neighborhood around Trinity Towers has an abundance of food spots. The trendy Polk Gulch neighborhood is now filled with outdoor tables, and Hayes Valley has close multiple streets to allow for dining under the streetlights. The Civic Center Plaza has also begun to expand dining options, and nearby Nob Hill and Union Square have many new spaces.

Pac Heights

Residents of Pacific Heights, living in locations such as 2000 Broadway, 1890 Clay, or 2380 California, may find themselves wandering over to Fillmore Street to grab a bite to eat in the sunshine. Washinton Street has also added a shared space at its intersection with Fillmore while further north toward Cow Hollow, Union Street is closed to vehicles from Steiner to Gough.

Russian Hill

Also bordering Polk Gulch, Russian Hill’s classic establishments have begun reopening. While a few spots have opened up on Larkin and Hyde, the largest concentration of outdoor restaurants can be found near Aquatic Park on Beach and Jefferson Streets or within Ghirardelli Square a couple of blocks from the 1000 Chestnut apartments.


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North Beach

Fisherman’s Wharf has begun opening locations on Jefferson Street, and Columbus Avenue now offers various outdoor patios near Trinity’s Crystal Tower. Grant Avenue, one block from the 350 Union apartments in Telegraph Hill, boasts the largest concentration of restaurants in The City with new openings coming daily. The area surrounding Washington Square and the Stockton Street apartments is also booming with further developments coming on Bay and Beach. Furthermore, just south of North Beach, Chinatown offers many favorites in a new setting outdoors.

The Marina

Fun in the sun is a staple of life in The Marina, and Fort Mason has officially opened as an SF shared space. Located next to the Marina Cove apartments, there will be no shortage of food, drinks, and fun to be had. A portion of North Point Street in front of Marina Cove is also approved for shared spaces along with nearby sections of Steiner and Fillmore Street. The Marina District’s most popular thoroughfare, Chestnut Street, currently hosts a smattering of outdoor businesses throughout the neighborhood.

The Mission/Castro

It’s hard to beat these neighborhoods when talking about the weather. Known for having the warmest microclimate in San Francisco, outdoor dining is a must here 24/7, 365! While the city has closed sections of Mission, Valencia, Dolores, and 18th Street, finding an open restaurant is no trouble at all here! Take a trip down to The Mission, and you’re guaranteed to eat somewhere you like with abundant outdoor seating available on nearly every street. Calling all SF foodies: 230 Dolores and 240 Dolores are the places to be in 2020!

The Sunset

One of The City’s most peaceful and colorful neighborhoods, The Sunset has begun opening restaurants on Irving, Judah, Noriega, and Taraval Street.

The Richmond

Shared space has also become plentiful in The Richmond with options on Clement, Geary, and Balboa Street. We encourage all to get outdoors and try dining in SF’s new shared spaces!


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Also check out our blog on SF’s Slow Streets to learn the best places to safely walk, run, or ride near your San Francisco home!

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